The truly inspirational story of the quest of Longford's Margaret Norton to find her birth parents moved viewers of the Late Late Show to tears last night.
Margaret was illegally adopted from a GP in Monaghan in the 1970s, and with few clues to her origins, she shared her extraordinary story with Ryan Tubridy.
Margaret’s husband came up with the idea of doing a DNA ancestry kit test – and the results saw Margaret reunited with her parents and finding herself with a new brother and sister.
One viewer tweeted "tears are streaming down my face listening to this lady trying to find her birth parents" while crime correspondent with The Star, Michael O'Toole, tweeted that Margaret is 'brilliant'.
EXCLUSIVE: Illegal adoptee Margaret Norton who was trafficked by Dr. Irene Creedon has been reunited with her biological family. While 81 year old Eileen Macken has also traced her birth mother who is 103 and still alive. Both women are in my book 'MyName Is Bridget' #TuamBabies pic.twitter.com/VudMGqgKod— Stay With Me Exhibition (@mynamesisbridge) January 18, 2019
The very best of luck to Maggie Norton on Late Late show tonight. She spoke at our Stay With Me art exhibition last night in honour of Tuam Babies. She is an illegally trafficked woman in my book My Name is Bridget, who went on to find her full biological family xxx #LateLateShow pic.twitter.com/jHG1UqAxHn— Stay With Me Exhibition (@mynamesisbridge) January 18, 2019
That lady is brilliant. #LateLateShow— Michael O'Toole (@mickthehack) January 18, 2019
Oh, the tears are streaming down my face listening to this lady trying to find her birth parents #LateLateShow— Celeste McCreesh (@CelesteMcCreesh) January 18, 2019